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First virtual school launched in SA

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A learning environment that combines the art and science of learning with technology is now available in South Africa to parents who are looking for an alternative schooling system for their children.
Registrations for Think Digital College’s 2017 academic programme are currently open with fees varying from R3 500 per year for Grade R to R9 500 for Grade 12.
Students accepted into the school will join an online community and communicate virtually with classmates. All the student needs is a smart phone or tablet and Internet connection to complete their schooling from anywhere in the world.
“Our aim is to produce young adults who are innovative, creative and independent in their thinking, who have courage, perseverance and resilience, and who believe in themselves and their potential,” says Think Digital College CEO Janessa Leita.
Students will be able to complete their school curriculum guided by online teachers through an interactive process, where a combination of animation and video will be used as teaching tools.
Students are welcome to work ahead of the suggested schedule, although they must maintain a minimum pace to successfully complete the curriculum.
Students can simply log on to their profile at any hour of the day, work on assignments/projects and then submit their work to be marked.
Electronic feedback will be sent through to their learning coach portal.
Leita is also a mother with three sons, with the youngest son having been diagnosed with Tourette’s syndrome. She says she visited countless schools, but could not find one suitable for her son.
“There was no problem with his academic ability, but he was facing unrelenting bullying,” she says. “Think Digital College was inspired by my son’s need for a schooling alternative that met his unique needs.”
Think Digital College is registered with SACAI and offers both the National Senior Certificate and the Cambridge curriculum.